ABSTRACT

The types of communities into which migrants initially settle is the topic to be explored in this chapter. While there is a wide range of different initial settlements, most of them can be placed into one of three principal types: refugee camps, enclaves and ethnoburbs. They all share a number of features in common, but they also systematically differ from each other along a number of dimensions, including: their typical geographical locations, the socioeconomic statuses of their residents, and the degree to which most of the residents live in the community by choice rather than due to constraints.